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May 14

Some Common Family Court Mistakes

Those who are going through a divorce often make some of the same mistakes as other men going through the same thing, and avoiding these errors can lead to a much higher rate of success.

The most common mistake some make is not responding to legal actions that have taken place.  Many divorces end in default judgment because the respondent has failed to come forward after court has come to order.  Responding to a legal action in most cases is the best way to defend one’s parental rights.

In many cases the signing of an agreement that is not acceptable will require additional actions down the road to modify.  This is why getting it right the first time is so important, and it will hopefully help to eliminate a great deal of misunderstandings that may occur.  Despite pressuring from other parties signing an unsatisfactory agreement can lead to a lot of litigation down the road, which is why being honest with your legal professional is helpful.

If you are not sure how to file a response once you are served, speak with a legal professional about your option.

Remaining calm throughout the process can be very difficult for most people, but it is imperative that they do so.


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May 14

Joint Legal Custody and Shared Expenses

When a divorce occurs where children are involved there could be the chance that you end up with joint custody. This type of custody defines a list of responsibilities that are expected for each parent. These sort of agreements allow parents to work together in order to make decisions that are the best for their children. Unfortunately there can still be problems that arise for the children when a parent does not follow the agreement.

A father with a joint legal custody arrangement specifying they have to pay for all medical or other expenses incurred should know what the ex-wife’s responsibilities are. This is not always the case though, because some agreements have been known to come out vague leaving the father to be in the dark. This is not something that many parents find desirable, and for this reason hiring a legal professional to go through the issues can be quite helpful.

If your ex-wife refuses to pay for any of the medical expenses of the child then it could be running contrary to the legal agreement, and this could mean a serious financial cost being placed upon the father. Laws are different state by state though, and enforcing the terms of an agreement can definitely be tricky going forward. Navigating the complexities of these issues is best left to a legal professional.